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Anthony Earl Numkena

Personal information
Birth dateAugust 20, 1942(age 74)
Place of birthCulver City, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
SpouseNora Numkena

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Anthony Earl Numkena, formerly known as Keena Nomkeena (born August 20, 1942) is a Hopi/Karok Indian who was a child actor from 1949-1958. He is the first of five children born to Anthony (Hopi) and Margaret (Karok) Numkena. In 1952, he became the first Native American child to appear in a motion picture in the role of "Comes Running", an Indian boy adopted by a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, in the film Pony Soldier, starring Tyrone Power and Cameron Mitchell, who later appeared as a co-star of NBC's The High Chaparral.


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